ONLY IN UTAH
Only in Utah is the billboard industry given such a radically favorable and unlevel playing
field vs. other property owners, municipalities, and residents.
ADDRESSING THE DIGITAL BILLBOARD ONSLAUGHT
Sales of digital billboard ad space are soaring, but most cities and towns have not updated their digital sign ordinances.
Now is a good time to do it!
ACT LOCALLY, THINK...CREATIVELY!
Legacy Parkway is billboard-free thanks to some savvy local leaders who saw well in advance the threat of outdoor advertising on the new highway. Their collaboration and hard work to designate Legacy as a Scenic Byway was a creative forestalling of another billboard jungle on another Utah highway!
FEDERAL COURTS UPHOLD LOCAL SIGN & BILLBOARD ORDINANCES
In January, a federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit that claimed the City of Madison’s sign and billboard ordinances are unconstitutional. It's the second of two recent decisions that represent big victories for local rights and common sense!
"Vermont’s billboard ban followed a winding road to passage" (July 2021)
Excellent backstory by Mark Bushnell/ VT Digger
"Degrading who we are, one billboard at a time" (January 2023)
Guest opinion by Susan Dennen / The Sun Chronical (Attleboro, MA)
"Should Billboard Advertising Be Banned?" (BBC September 8, 2022)
Why are there so many billboards? (April 2022)
ABC 4 Digital Exclusive on Scenic Utah's work.
St. George News on why our Photo Contest helps promote scenic preservation
City Weekly Photo Contest Blurb: "Airspace Ad Space"
City Weekly 'Urban Living' article about Scenic Utah
"The Growing Global Movement to End Outdoor Advertising" (EqualTimes, January 2020)
Great op-ed in The Deseret News: "Is it Time to Ban Billboards?"
(...Reagan Outdoor Advertising's reply) https://websites.godaddy.com/en-US/editor/e6e3f4e7-f682-48d5-a88c-32da94803112/84614643-05aa-457c-9496-ba83ebc4c434/edit/450f166e-d0e5-433d-8040-d42c77c2d78a/mutator/card/0
Utah governor signs billboard-friendly legislation
Editorial: Mayor Biskupski is conspicuously silent on Billboard bill https://www.buildingsaltlake.com/editorial-mayor-biskupski-conspicuously-silent-billboard-bill/
Cities say big-donor billboard firms push sneaky bill to allow bigger, lighted displays without local OK https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/02/19/cities-say-big-donor-billboard-firms-push-sneaky-bill-to-allow-bigger-lighted-displays-without-local-ok/
High Country News: Billboard corporations use money and influence to override your vote
Southern Utah town has starring role in dark-sky movement
Orem restricts electronic billboards
Ralph Becker Op-Ed: Billboard legislation represents the worst of Utah politics
Letter: Utah billboards are a form of visual junk
Letter: Utah views obscured by politics and billboards
Meet Ralph Becker: a public advocate for America the Beautiful
Lawmakers to consider 'Grand Boulevard' entrances to Salt Lake City from I-15
How outdoor advertising can deepen inequality